Articles tagged: Texas Legislature
From one crisis to the next: With Texas still reeling from the February blackouts, the governor decides to lift state COVID-19 mandates—then blames immigrants for spreading the virus.
The state’s utility regulator drew intense scrutiny from legislators last week for failing to regulate the electric industry ahead of the February blackouts. Many of its top staffers have worked for the power companies it oversees.
Public Utility Commission Chair DeAnn Walker became the most prominent Texas official to fall in the wake of the February blackouts, announcing her resignation ...Read More
The main theme to emerge from the Lege’s blackout hearings? Mea culpas for thee, but not for me.
As disaster unfolded across Texas, state lawmakers were quick to blame the state’s grid operator and the public utility commission. But the Legislature will face a reckoning of its own.
The attorney general runs the gauntlet before the Senate Finance Committee, and Dan Patrick just wants to make you sing.
The governor continues his war on local control while protecting businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits.
From Census data delays to Governor Abbott’s gaseous orders, get caught up on what happened in the Texas Lege the week of Jan 25.
After years of failed attempts, Texas lawmakers are again trying to curb petty arrests that disproportionately target people of color.
Update: On Monday, Marco Puente agreed to a $200,000 settlement in his lawsuit against two police officers with the City of Keller. On a broiling August day las...Read More